Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Over 60,000 Illegal Casinos Were Closed Since Gambling Ban
30.01.2014 08:34
Over 60,000 Illegal Casinos Were Closed Since Gambling Ban

Russian police have uncovered and closed down more than 61,000 underground gambling establishments since gaming became illegal in the country in 2009, the Prosecutor General’s Office said in a statement on Wednesday.

      The owners of underground gambling parlors have been fined a total of 602 million rubles ($17.1 million), and police have confiscated over 796,000 slot machines and other gaming equipment, the statement said.

      According to police, the 2009 law confining gambling to four remote Russian regions has caused the number of illegal casinos and other gambling establishments to skyrocket and created greater opportunities for corruption.

      Many gambling dens currently operate under the guise of Internet clubs or bingo halls. Another actual problem is an Internet gambling, which is also difficult to deal with, as it often disguises itself as something else.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: gambling in Russia Russian police Russian society Russian law  

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

The Volume of Consumer Loans Issued has Reached its Historic Peak in Russia
How Russians Spend Money in 2018
Futurum Moscow - Presentation of Emerging Designers
Oksana Fedorova will Present her New Collection "Transformation"
Digital Profile - the Platform for Collection of Data of Russian Citizens

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Russian tourist destinations  Russian regions  Oleg Akkuratov  Arbat  Art Auctions  Russian education  Interethnic Conflicts  Orthodoxy  Denis Fonvizin  AvtoVAZ   Leningrad Region  Russian fashion designer  Rostelekom   Moscow Kremlin   Russian tourism  travel to Russia  Russian Cinema  Nemtsov  Primorsky Territory  Komsomolsky  Dutch house of Peter I   Russian business  Russian Film Distribution  Fairs in Moscow  Moscow  Tragedy  Ski resorts  multipurpose museum center   Valentina Tereshkova  Chelyabinsk Region  Burial Grounds  LGBT in Russia  Russian Rock Music  Russian government  Russian officials  visa-free regime  New Year  Exotarrium  active holidays in Russia  credit cards  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian chess  Yaroslavl   Festivals in Moscow  Gunvor  St. Petersburg  Lilya Brik  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Dmitry Bertman  Vladimir Motyl 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites